Author Archives: AZ Business Magazine

AZ Business Magazine

About AZ Business Magazine

Over the past 30 years, AZ Big Media has grown to encompass not just Az Business magazine, but also a whole host of other publications and signature events. Az Business magazine is the state’s leading business publication. Published by AZ Big Media, the magazine covers a wide-range of topics focusing on the Arizona business scene, and is aimed at high-level corporate executives and business owners.

Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce names ATHENA finalists

87665813

The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce has announced the 11 women chosen as finalists for its ATHENA Awards as it continues its 29-year tradition of recognizing outstanding Valley businesswomen. The ATHENA Businesswoman of the Year Award recognizes a woman in the public and private sector, in addition to highlighting an upcoming leader in the Valley as an… Read More →

ACG Arizona will spotlight prominent women

Nicole Stanton

“A Celebration of Leadership” will be the theme at the Association for Corporate Growth-Arizona Chapter Breakfast on September 13, with a spotlight on some of the Valley’s most prominent women in leadership positions. “A Celebration of Leadership,” featuring the Women in Leadership Panel, will take place from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 13 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort Grand Ballroom. The event’s keynote presentation… Read More →

UA aims to help asthma sufferers reduce attacks

Asthma is a big cause of school absences and can cause parents to miss work, too.

About 25 million people in the United States — 7 million of them children—suffer from asthma. A five-year, $7 million National Institutes of Health grant awarded recently to Monica Kraft, MD, an internationally renowned physician-scientist who specializes in translational asthma research at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson and the UA Health… Read More →

Scottsdale-based Accolade raises more than $70M

121277693

Accolade, Inc., an on-demand healthcare concierge for employers, health plans and health systems, announced it has raised more than $70 million in new Series E funding led by Andreessen Horowitz and with participation from Madrona Venture Group and others. Accolade will use the capital to expand its technology platform, R&D, and sales and marketing initiatives… Read More →

VincentBenjamin named one of nation’s top staffing firms

JLL

VincentBenjamin, a leader in providing workforce solutions in finance, accounting and IT workplaces, announced it has been named to the 2016 Staffing Industry Analysts Fastest Growing Staffing Firms. VincentBenjamin ranks No. 17 out of 112 firms on the list of nationwide staffing companies. “All of us here at VincentBenjamin are honored and proud of this particular award,”… Read More →

UnitedHealthcare awards nearly $7M for quality care

Doctor, Vacancy

UnitedHealthcare recently recognized nearly 80 care providers in Arizona with the 2015 UnitedHealthcare PATH Excellence in Patient Service Awards for their commitment to improving health outcomes for people enrolled in its Medicare Advantage plans. These care providers earned nearly $7 million in quality of care bonus payments for achieving performance metrics in the UnitedHealthcare PATH… Read More →

PIR spearheads $500K Ronald McDonald House renovation

AVONDALE, AZ - MARCH 15:  Carl Edwards, driver of the #19 Stanley Toyota, leads a pack of cars during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series CampingWorld.com 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on March 15, 2015 in Avondale, Arizona.  (Photo by Chris Trotman/NASCAR via Getty Images)

Phoenix International Raceway, through Phoenix Raceway Charities, is spearheading a $500,000 renovation project for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Phoenix. The donation marks the largest contribution to date by the organization and is a result of fundraising and commitments generated from Phoenix Raceway’s 50th Anniversary season in 2014. “The services and support Ronald McDonald… Read More →

First Arizona Cardinals lottery ticket arrives

CpDdLyRVUAEYG2g

The Arizona Cardinals and the Arizona Lottery announced their latest endeavor stemming from their long-term partnership, which plans to feature an exclusive Arizona Cardinals Scratchers® lottery ticket and bring the joy of football fanfare to Arizona Lottery players throughout the season. The highly anticipated $5 Scratchers ticket will be available at Arizona Lottery retailers starting… Read More →

BestCompaniesAZ will host diversity and inclusion career event

Tailoring Jobs

BestCompaniesAZ is hosting its annual Diversity & Inclusion Career Event in partnership with Career Connectors on Sept. 26 at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix, 122 North Second St., Phoenix, AZ,  85004, from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.  The event is free to job seekers but advance registration is required at https://diversityaz.eventbrite.com. A roster of award-winning companies will… Read More →

What are the best tech tools for business owners?

Self-Service Technologies, Technology

Small business owners have ranked their favorite tech tools and apps in SurePayroll’s third annual favorite tech tools survey, part of the July 2016 SurePayroll Small Business Scorecard®. Google Drive was the most used app among small business owners – for both organization and Cloud storage. SurePayroll asked small business owners and entrepreneurs nationwide to… Read More →

Gust Rosenfeld named to Best Small and Mid-sized Firms list

Fennemore Craig

Gust Rosenfeld has been named as one of the top 150 small and midsized law firms in the United States by Vault. Gust Rosenfeld is one of only three law firms with offices in Arizona to be included on this year’s list.  Vault’s Top 150 Under 150 list recognizes leading law firms with less than… Read More →

Phoenix-based Carvana closes $160M funding round

carvana

Carvana, the leading national online auto retailer and creator of the world’s first coin-operated Car Vending Machine, today announced it closed a new $160 million Series C funding round, bringing total funding to $460 million. This funding round will be used to support Carvana’s growth, including expanding physical operations and Car Vending Machines to new… Read More →

Wells Fargo honors Arizona Teacher of the Year

123rf.com: tupungato

Wells Fargo is honoring Arizona’s Teacher of the Year on its ATMs across the state. For the month of August, most of Wells Fargo’s 557 ATMs in Arizona will feature a screen congratulating 2016 Teacher of the Year Christine Porter Marsh. Wells Fargo’s ATM customers will see a picture of Marsh and some details about… Read More →

Mountain Shadows hiring 10 management positions

Mountain-Shadows

Mountain Shadows, the brand-new boutique resort opening in Paradise Valley in early 2017, is now hiring for key management positions. Some of the open management positions include director of sales, catering sales manager, director of guest services, food and beverage manager and director of golf. The independently managed property offers its employees a 401(K) retirement… Read More →

Gilbert Chamber opposes minimum wage, marijuana ballot measures

medical-marijuana-legalizejpg-ef960737a7d2d23c_large

The Gilbert Chamber of Commerce announced its opposition to three 2016 ballot initiatives concerning fair wages and healthy families; hospital accountability and executive pay; and the regulation and taxation of marijuana in Arizona. “We firmly believe that these issues attempt to mandate employer workplace management through the ballot box which jeopardizes the growth of our economy,”… Read More →